Here’s What You Need to Know About Morris Minor Classic Cars
The Morris Minor is a car that was manufactured in the UK between 1948 and 1972. With its unitary construction and rear wings, it looked a bit like the German Volkswagen Beetle first introduced in 1938, but it handled much more smoothly. You can find a variety of affordable Morris Minor cars for sale on eBay.
The different Morris Minor models
When searching for a Morris Minor for sale, you'll find that approximately 1.6 million Morris Minor classic cars in three series were manufactured between 1948 and 1972:
- The Minor MM series (1948-1953): This series comprises a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan, and a two-door convertible. All three cars were powered by a 918-cubic-centimetre side-valve inline-four engine, which delivered 40 miles per imperial gallon and reached a maximum speed of 63 miles per hour. The MM was only a little over 12 feet long, but it seated four passengers.
- The Minor Series II (1952-1956): The Morris automobile line was completely redesigned in 1952. The new vehicles used the 803-cubic-centimetre A-series engine originally introduced by the Austin Motor company. This engine got approximately 36 miles per gallon and was also capable of reaching speeds of 63 miles per gallon. Series II consisted of four vehicle models: a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan, a two-door convertible, and a two-door station wagon.
- The Minor Series III (1956-1972): The UK began building motorways in the late 1950s, and that led to a demand for automobiles that would drive fast on those motorways. The Series III had a 1,098-cubic-centimetre A-series engine that was capable of reaching speeds of 75 miles per hour. There were four models in the Minor Series III: a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan, a two-door convertible, and a two-door station wagon.
If I buy a Morris Minor car, can I register and drive it?
Yes, many people who purchase Morris Minor cars for sale on eBay drive them. Approximately 5,600 Morris Minor cars and 8,500 Morris Minor 1000 cars are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The cars continue to be in demand because of their distinctive design, their gas economy, and the availability of cheap parts.
Are parts available for Morris Minor cars on eBay?
Many auto supply companies manufacture parts such as petrol tanks, rebuilt carburetors, brakes, hoses, and drums that can be used on MM, II, and III series vehicles. The Durable Car Company manufactures Morris Minor replacement panel kits. You can find many of these new or used parts on eBay.